CELEBRATIONS September 2017

We love bringing you SCBWI-BI good news! Charlotte Comley shares some SCBWI success stories worth celebrating this month!

Books Published!

Alison Donald’s picture book, Pirates in Classroom 3, is being released on Oct 28 by Maverick Arts. You can find out more about Alison here.

September will see the publication of Zoë Cookson’s second children’s picture book, Madge Eekal’s Christmas. Zoë is writing under the name of Zed Jacey and the book is illustrated by her amazingly talented 71-year-old mother. Catch up with Zoe here.

Catherine Rosevear is very excited to announce her first children's chapter book, The Secret of the Wooden Chest, published with Matador books. Catherine celebrated by spending lots of quality time with her family dog, Timmy, who is her loyal writing companion, supporter and first critic!  
Check out Catherine on Facebook, Twitter, Blog.

SCBWI-BI Biennial Exhibition: Pictures at Play

Leila Nabih is over the moon to have her work selected in The SCBWI Biennial Pictures at Play Exhibition, especially as it is the FIRST EXHIBITION EVER where her work has been SELECTED. She says she feel flattered and honoured to be amongst so many other talented children's book illustrators and that the journey to get there was long and arduous. Leila will be celebrating with her friends and family but most of all with her husband. "I wouldn't be where I am now if it wasn't for his support and his encouragements."   To keep track of her achievements and progress, you can follow her on her websiteFacebook, TwitterInstagram

Louise Gardner's fabulous work is also being displayed at the exhibition. You can find her here:  website, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram  

Also, writer illustrator, Layn Marlow is celebrating having TWO images selected for the SCBWI-BI Biennial Exhibition. They're from an unpublished story of hers called Something Went Ping, about two mice who become slightly overrun by technology.

Polly May Noakes is celebrating with a large glass of wine after being selected for the SCBWI Biennial Exhibition AND having a picture book she wrote and illustrated coming out in October. Her new book is called The Very Long Sleep and is published by Child’s Play International. You can find out more about what Polly is up to on her website

Rachel Lovatt is over the moon to be selected for  Pictures at Play. Since graduating from the Cambridge School of Art with an MA in children's book illustration, she's moved back up to the Peak District. Rachel was feeling isolated from the writers' and artists' community so joined SCBWI this year and it has been a lifeline for her and "exceeded all expectations."  Rachel's social media links are Instagramwebsite, Twitter

And More!

Clare Helen Welsh's book, Aerodynamics of Biscuits, illustrated by Sophia Touliatou and published by Maverick has been adapted into a piece of family theatre, which premiered at Beautiful Days Festival in Exeter.   You can find out more about it here.

Celebrate with Words & Pictures

Do you have a new book out? Have you signed with an agent? Have you won a prize? If you'd like us to include your good news in next month's Celebrations page, send the details, including a picture of yourself and/or your book along with any links you'd like us to include to celebrations@britishscbwi.org

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